Sunday, July 29, 2007

Reggie Sanders Trade Will Open Spot for Royals

With Reggie Sanders swinging a hot bat -- .314 with a .500 slugging average in fewer than 100 plate appearances -- the Royals are optimistic about the possibility of trading him before Tuesday.

Sanders' roster spot would open the door for Ryan Shealy's eventual return to first base, though Shealy is hitting an anemic .237 in 38 at-bats for the Triple A Omaha Royals. Perhaps a better spot starter at first base would be versatile outfielder-infielder Mark Teahen, whose occasional moves to the corner would help create at-bats in a crowded outfield.